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The metal spudger is a fantastic tool, but it's also a tool of much debate. Here at iFixit, we tend to call on the metal spudger only when we need a member of the brute squad.

Use the metal spudger to:

Remove extra-stubborn plastic/metal casings, or scrape away tough adhesive.

Depress or lift stubborn release tabs.

Keep in mind:

The metal spudger is not electrostatic discharge (ESD) safe. Irresponsible use may result in electrical shock or permanent injury.

Poor use may permanently damage your device.

Do not use this tool on exposed or fragile internal components, batteries, or glass screens.

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